DCL Weekly: Community Calendar of Events

06 Jan 2020

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun.

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

PFLAG Tuscaloosa Meeting: Jan. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa (Fellowship Hall). Grace Presbyterian Church with Druid City Pride invite you to the first meeting of Tuscaloosa County Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). All are welcome to a respectful, inclusive discussion of best practices for supporting our LGBTQIA+ loved ones.

Alabama Choir School Open Auditions: Jan. 9, 3-6 p.m. 605 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd North, Tuscaloosa. These open auditions are for children ages kindergarten and up. For more information about the Alabama Choir School, visit alachoirschool.org.

Superintendent’s Art Show: Jan. 9, 5-6 p.m. Harrison Galleries, downtown Tuscaloosa. This annual event features 100 pieces of art produced by TCS students. The show is open to the public.

Calico Street Troupe Performance: Jan. 11 and 25, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, Northport Civic Center. Bring the whole family to this free, interactive, professional stage play for kids and their families, which features costumed actors, dancers, special lighting, and music – all on a 36-foot stage. Performances teach right choices and good character. For more information, visit calicostreet.com.   

Treble Day at CHOM: Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Try out a variety of instruments, assemble a musical craft, and jam with the CHOM musicians. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Upcoming

Census 2020 Forum: Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m. Central High School Auditorium, Tuscaloosa. This event, sponsored by the West Alabama Complete Count Committee, features guest speaker Ollie Davidson, the deputy district director of the office of Congresswoman Terri Sewell.  

Bama Art House Winter Film Series 2020 Presents “The Lighthouse”:  Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. Bama Theatre, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa presents this series of film screenings, which take place through Feb. 18. Tickets: $8 (general), $7 (seniors and students) and $6 for Tuscaloosa Arts Council Members. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org.  

SoDown at Druid City Music Hall: Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Druid City Music Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, including tickets, visit druidcitymusichall.com.   

University of Alabama Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma (Capes and Crowns Night): Jan. 17, 7:45 p.m. Coleman Coliseum, University of Alabama campus. Enjoy the first home meet of the season. For more information, visit rolltide.com. 

Color Me Crazy at CHOM: Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, downtown Tuscaloosa. Put on your smocks and grab your paint brushes – it’s time to become an artist. Explore various art mediums through projects, crafts, and challenges. For more information, visit chomonline.org. 

Ongoing

Holidays on the River: Nov. 27 through Jan. 20, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. With Ice skating, music, visits from Santa and more, this event offers something for the entire family. For more information and tickets, visit holidaysontheriver.com.

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market: Saturdays, 7 a.m.- noon. Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Blvd, Tuscaloosa. Shop for fresh produce, grass fed beef, baked goods, cheeses and more. Buy fresh, buy local. For more information, visit tuscaloosarivermarket.com or call (205) 248-5295. 

DCH Regional Medical Center Support Groups

Cancer Wellness Support Group meets monthly Noon – 1 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver) who have been diagnosed with cancer, during all phases of their treatment and recovery. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator 205-759-7877.

HeART: Healing with the Arts free art workshop is open to all current and former Manderson Cancer Center patients, family members and caregivers. Workshops are held twice weekly, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1pm – 4pm. These workshops give participants an opportunity to use art to express their feelings through creative expression. All art supplies are provided. No cost. The Art Gallery has countless paintings displayed for sale and open to the public. All proceeds from these sales go to fund supplies for the art room and DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund.

IMPACT Identifying Many Positives After Cancer Treatment (Breast Cancer Support Group) meets monthly 11am – 1pm, typically at First Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. IMPACT aims to provide support, information, education, and community service to benefit themselves, other breast cancer survivors and their families. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator 205-759-7877.

Look Good… Feel Better A free program sponsored by DCH Foundation’s Help and Hope Fund for women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Come learn how to deal with the changes in your skin and appearance. Attendees receive a wonderful collection of skin care and makeup products. Classes meet monthly from 1pm-3p, in the Manderson Cancer Center Wellness Room. Call 205-759-7877 for more information or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

Prostate Cancer Support Group meets Noon – 1 p.m., once every other month on the third Thursday, in the Wellness Room at the Manderson Cancer Center. We welcome current and former patients of the Manderson Cancer Center (and a caregiver). This group is offered to provide community-based education and support to help men and their families cope with prostate cancer. Reservations are requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Jana Smith, Outreach Coordinator 205-759-7877.

STRETCH is a unique exercise and support program offered by the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center and UA Recreation Center for women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. “Stretching” can begin weeks after surgical procedures. Patients must obtain physician approval. Classes meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am, at the UA Student Recreation Center. For more information, call Katrina Lewis, Patient Navigator 205-330-3647.

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